People in this week in racing history include: Guido Adami, Jan Manuel Fangio, David Purley, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Bob Burman, Joe Amato, Parnelli Jones.
This Week in Racing History
Guido Adami drives a 5.3L Panhard to victory in the Coppa Italia. First road race of multiple laps - 4 laps of 75 km each (1901).
Jan Manuel Fangio drives an Alfa Romeo 159 to victory in the European Grand Prix at Reins, France (1951).
Former F1 racer David Purley dies when his Pitts Special aerobatics biplane crashes into the sea near Bognor Regis, England (1985).
Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Jean-Pierre Jarier drive a Matra M670 to victory in the 6-hour endurance race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1974).
Bob Burman wins the main event at Ascot Park in Los Angeles, California, USA, driving a Peugeot (1915).
Joe Amato sets an NHRA Top Fuel 1/4-mile elapse time record with a run of 4.595 seconds at Topeka, Kansas, USA (1996).
Parnelli Jones wins the Donnybrooke 250 Trans-Am race driving a Bud Moore prepared Mustang. (1969).